On the surface, it seems like a great hire. Helped laid the groundwork at Union with Leaman and elevated a Quinnipiac program from the ground up with Pecknold. Appears to be a tireless recruiter with local ties. He's been around two of the brightest hockey minds so I'm sure he's picked up a thing or two along the way. Based on the presser, seems that there will be tweaks to the system to help generate more offense, but his tenure will probably start and end with his ability to recruit. Strikes me as one of the "good guys" in the industry. Hopefully, he gets us back on our horse and the road to winning...quickly
Is that Rick Carter's son or a different Andrew Carter?
Andrew is Rick’s son
Andrew was my contact when I represented HC at college fairs here in Louisville--very nice guy. Chris Millard-also on the search committee-has been a friend for decades and it's great to see a Millard involved with any Holy Cross initiative
Post by princetoncrusader on May 12, 2021 14:16:57 GMT -5
Andrew was also my contact when I represented HC at college fairs in central NJ years ago. I also had the pleasure of chatting with him one Friday afternoon in his office before a home football game on a Prez Council weekend. He is indeed a very nice man and a knowledgeable PL football fan.
Castan Sommer to return to Holy Cross as assistant hockey coach By Spectrum Sports Staff Worcester PUBLISHED 11:00 AM ET Jun. 08, 2021 WORCESTER, Mass. - Castan Sommer is coming back to Central Massachusetts.
Sommer is returning to this alma mater at the College of the Holy Cross as an Assistant Coach.
Sommer had tremendous success playing high school hockey at Shrewsbury High, leading the Colonials to a State Championship win in 2009. Sommers lead Shrewsbury in scoring during all three years he played on varsity.
For the last four years Sommer has been an Assistant Coach with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. His father, Roy Sommer, is the Head Coach of the San Jose Barricudas of the AHL, The San Jose Sharks affiliate, and was the head coach of the Worcester Sharks the entire time they were in the city. Roy Sommer owns the record for most games coached in AHL history.
Sommer joins Westboro native and new Holy Cross head coach Bill Riga's staff. Riga was a longtime assistant at Quinnipiac University.
Nice Q+A. I liked this quote especially. "they’ve been working with a passion that makes that seem very evident. I’m excited to see what they can do to prove people wrong and get back to the level that Holy Cross wants to be at." Now to see the development the coach spoke about take place on the ice!